If you haven’t yet heard of the HTC Sensation (codenamed Pyramid), it is HTC’s first 1.2GHz dual-core powered Android device with a 4.3″ qHD Super LCD display. Those two specs are more than enough to get your geek juices flowing, then comes the bad news: the bootloader is signed. What does this mean to the average Android user? Jack-all. Though for a savvy Android user this means that you cannot flash custom builds of Android onto the device, which somewhat goes against the openness of Android. Motorola have been getting a kicking over this lately and have said they’ll be allowing unsigned bootloaders (Sony Ericsson style) for their new devices at the end of the year. Will HTC go down this path? Who knows, but if we push them enough they just might leave the dark side.
As for availability of the Sensation in Australia, we’ve received several tips from trusted and anonymous sources that it is in Telstra’s system and could launch in June. Add salt where required.